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Preview command does not animate gifs RRS feed

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  • Problem:
        Right click on an animated .gif, choose preview and the displayed gif does not animate.

    What should happen:
        Same thing that happens in XP, the .gif should animate.

    Work around:
        I dunno? Is there a registry key or something?

    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 11:03 PM

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  • I haven't gotten any .gifs to animate in Vista.  Except online, of course.
    Tuesday, March 27, 2007 2:53 AM
  • I'm not sure how true is this article I have found!

    But is it true that because of the patent which is why they dont fully support it?

    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/gif.html

    UniSys and IBM which have the rights and ownership or LZW compression algorithm which is used in making GIF files.

    Is this the reason they no longer support it much and I don't see GIF image on most microsoft website or maybe all, i'm not sure.

    Any one there or from microsoft to confirm this facts?


    zaqxen
    Monday, March 7, 2011 12:48 PM
  • I'm not sure how true is this article I have found!

    But is it true that because of the patent which is why they dont fully support it?

    http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/gif.html

    UniSys and IBM which have the rights and ownership or LZW compression algorithm which is used in making GIF files.

    Is this the reason they no longer support it much and I don't see GIF image on most microsoft website or maybe all, i'm not sure.

    Any one there or from microsoft to confirm this facts?


    zaqxen
    Monday, March 7, 2011 12:49 PM